David Eddington graduated from BYU with a BS in Medical Technology (Medical Laboratory Science) in 1993. Prior to graduating he completed a clinical laboratory internship at Mountain View Hospital in Payson, Utah and continued there after graduation as a generalist performing testing in all departments of the laboratory including medical microbiology and blood bank.
He was commissioned as a biomedical laboratory officer for the Air Force in 1994. During his years of service, he completed Master’s degrees in Business and in Molecular and Cell Biology and worked in various positions in clinical, reference, and research laboratories. In addition to a variety of other assignments, in 2004 he was deployed to Iraq as part of the Leishmania Surveillance and Investigation Team and in 2007 he deployed to Qatar as Chief of the United States Central Command blood transshipment team.
After retiring from the Air Force in 2014 he has continued to work in clinical laboratory management, most recently serving as a Quality Supervisor for a large outpatient health care organization.